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Bretton Medical Practice closed temporarily after positive Covid-19 tests

Bretton Medical Practice closed temporarily after positive Covid-19 tests

Bretton Medical Practice has closed temporarily due to staffing issues relating to four positive Covid-19 tests within the team over the past week.
New tests show Thameslink and Greater Anglia trains are free from coronavirus

New tests show Thameslink and Greater Anglia trains are free from coronavirus

Independent laboratory results have shown that Thameslink, Greater Anglia and Great Northern trains are free from the Covid-19 virus after being cleaned with a special chemical aimed at keeping travellers safe.
Asthma sufferer says Covid-19 felt like he 'had been hit with a mallet'

Asthma sufferer says Covid-19 felt like he 'had been hit with a mallet'

Long-term coronavirus symptoms can continue months after getting the virus, and corporate IT trainer Kevin Delaney explained how he was affected, describing the illness as feeling like he "had been hit with a mallet".
Council faced with a £36m budget gap after 'unprecedented strain'

Council faced with a £36m budget gap after 'unprecedented strain'

Peterborough City Council is seeking public input on how to plug the £36m gap in its budget after an 'unprecedented' strain on finances due to Covid-19.
Trust hospitals record 300 Covid-related deaths since March

Trust hospitals record 300 Covid-related deaths since March

A further four patients being cared for by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust have died in hospital.
Thomas Deacon Academy closed to Year 8 due to 'low staffing levels'

Thomas Deacon Academy closed to Year 8 due to 'low staffing levels'

Peterborough secondary school Thomas Deacon Academy will be closed for Year 8 students tomorrow, November 20.
Covid: Latest figures show local system traces more contacts than national

Covid: Latest figures show local system traces more contacts than national

New figures show that the national Test and Trace service is only reaching 53% of contacts in Peterborough - but the success of the local contact tracing operation means it is being rolled out county-wide.
Two GP surgeries shortlisted for prestigious award for outstanding care

Two GP surgeries shortlisted for prestigious award for outstanding care

Two GP practices, under the Central and Thistlemoor Primary Care Network (PCN)  in Peterborough are in the running for a prestigious award for their outstanding contribution to healthcare.  
What to do if your child is sent home from school to isolate

What to do if your child is sent home from school to isolate

Over 1,800 students are in self-isolation across Peterborough, with 46 schools affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, but what does it mean for families when children are sent home?
Bretton Medical Practice 'extremely short-staffed' as staff test positive for Covid-19

Bretton Medical Practice 'extremely short-staffed' as staff test positive for Covid-19

Bretton Medical Practice is operating on a heavily reduced clinic following numerous staff testing positive for coronavirus over the weekend, meaning some patients may be asked to attend other surgeries.